Meet Our Ambassadors
These individuals are passionate about our cause and dedicated to making a difference in their communities. Learn more about our ambassadors below.
Meet Our Ambassadors
Danielle is the current Miss Earth USA. She is a Cum Laude Graduate from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in Public Relations, living her dream of being a female entrepreneur in the Beauty Industry. She is the modern-day Rapunzel, as she has donated 10 ponytails to hair loss charities. Danielle founded The Wand Project, currently partnering with multiple organizations internationally to use beauty projects to help animals negatively impacted by environmental disasters. She completed over 200 hours of community service in 2022. Danielle will represent the USA at the 23rd edition of Miss Earth, to be hosted in Vietnam in fall 2023.
Heather Nunez is a Dominican-American, born and raised in New York. She grew up visiting the Dominican Republic every year to see her family who still lived in the country. From a young age, Heather saw the vast differences between the opportunities available to those living in the Dominican Republic opposed to the United States. As a citizen of the US, she became determined to utilize the opportunities afforded to her and bring honor to her family. Although Heather is currently living out a dream, her life hasn’t always been without hardships. Overcoming challenges inspired her to share her story and study Criminal Justice to help others in their times of need. She wants women to know that life will have obstacles and it can be hard to speak up or ask for help, but it is important to believe in yourself. Heather is honored to represent her home state of New York as your Miss New York USA 2022.
Why Our Cause: Using my social media platform to raise awareness for nonprofits can create significant impacts.
Kaycee Krell is a junior at The University of Kansas studying Community Health with ambitions of becoming an M.D! Kaycee is the reigning Miss Cowley County 2023 in Kansas, promoting her social impact initiative called The M.I.R.R.O.R: A Reflection on Bullying and Suicide Prevention. She is the founder of her own youth training and mentoring program, Kaycee’s Warriors. Kaycee is a warrior in the fight against bullying and an avid change-maker in her community.
Why Our Cause: Mental health and trauma are things I am passionate about and have openly struggled with as a bully victim. I wish I had a Comfort Bear when I was alone, scared, and lost. I want to help children feel seen and validated in their experiences, and I can do that as a Comfort Bears ambassador!
Tayan is the current Teen Miss Earth USA. She is a high school student, an avid dancer and can play the violin and ukelele. After spending eight summer days hiking parks in Colorado and Utah, she made it one of her top goals to hike all the national parks in the United States. Tayan has served as her school's student body vice president the last two years. She started modeling at the age of 13 in the Chicago market for companies that include Meijer, Watters & Watters, Kohls, and was one of the faces for Discovery Clothing's 2022 Summer line. She is proudly the Founder of YEA! Youth Empowering Acceptance, helping spread the advocacy of teen mental health awareness by recreating school experiences lost by the pandemic. As Teen Miss Earth USA, Tayan serves as a national ambassador for mental health, sustainable fashion and environmental impact.
Mattie Mae Krause
Mattie Mae Krause is a third year medical student at Midwestern University studying Podiatric Medicine (DPM). She is also involved in multiple research projects in the fields of podiatry, sports medicine, and service animals. Mattie Mae is also very active in the community, volunteering and working with nonprofits supporting therapy and service animals. She is the proud dog mom of her three fur-babies Leia, Solo, and Chewie. In her free-time Mattie Mae loves to compete in Spartan races, play her flute, and take dance classes.
Why Our Cause: I am so passionate about being able to help other going through trauma and hard experiences whether with service and therapy animals or with Comfort Bears! I want to be able to help those in need of support- especially those experiencing it at such a young age. We may not be able to prevent all catastrophes from occurring but we can make sure that we come together as a community and help minimize the damage and ensure others are able to get back on their feet.
Morgan Mohler is a graduate from Viterbo University with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. She currently works as an Associate Clinical Research Coordinator in the Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology (CMSAN) at Mayo Clinic Rochester. In the Miss America Organization, Morgan created Living L.I.F.E. Limitless to encourage those who are feeling lost to flip the script and decide they were made for more and can accomplish all they set out to.
Why Our Cause: As Miss St. Croix Valley, my mission is to teach others how to achieve their dreams and goals no matter the circumstance(s). Comfort Bears in a Catastrophe digs deep, providing physical support through teddy bears to kids who are in the middle of an adverse event. They've recognized a simple way to make a big difference to kids needing a little more hope in their lives. Being an ambassador, I will spread this service through Minnesota with the intention of giving kids a simple word and gift of encouragement that they will persevere.
Sydney is a high school sophomore in Phoenix. She's a varsity cheerleader and a member of the National Honor Society. Sydney is a commissioned artist who’s had a passion for visual art since she was four. This passion led her to create Art 4 Hearts in 2019, empowering and inspiring underprivileged girls no matter what they’ve been through. She has led numerous art projects in group homes and after school programs, as part of her mission through Art 4 Hearts, #CultivatingQueens.
Why Our Cause: I believe in showing compassion
to others and sewing into the lives of those in need.
The Comfort Bears organization is proof that something
so simple can make a major impact for a child facing
difficult circumstances. It is a joy to see children feel
loved, and giving Comfort Bears is truly an amazing
way to do that!
Brylin is a 3rd grader who is currently Miss Southwestern State with Miss Elementary America. She has a passion for helping others and making people smile. Her last fundraiser involved collecting school supplies and delivering the donations to a school in need in Jamaica.
Why Our Cause: I would love the opportunity to help bring smiles and joy to others!